Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for the Portland, Oregon Conference is now closed.


Be part of this leading international Wildland Fire Conference and present your latest results to Wildland Fire Professionals from around the globe.

There will be a separate program for each venue but some sessions will overlap, providing the opportunity for some live presentations across both venues. The joint conference proceedings from both Portland and Melbourne will be published by the International Association of Wildfire.

The conference theme is Wicked Problem, New Solutions: Our Fire, Our Problem. This conference will provide government and non-government professionals at all levels a valuable opportunity to share information globally about wildland fire behavior and fuels, especially as it pertains to physical, biological, economic, and social sciences.

The 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference offers a forum where past experience and lessons learned are documented, current work showcased, and emerging ideas/technology presented to provide a strong foundation that will facilitate setting a course to the future that addresses and responds to developing challenges locally, regionally, and globally.

 The conference objectives are:

  • To create a forum where presenters and participants can integrate across disciplines.
  • To describe lessons learned and discuss development of innovative and contemporary fuels management programs that reduce risks to communities and improve/ maintain ecosystem health.
  • To document fire environment trends as benchmarks for future challenges and program planning and implementation.
  • To raise awareness of the diversity of approaches, issues and ideas in wildland fire management.
  • To showcase and promote development of innovative management and research ideas.
  • To foster new collaborations among managers, researchers, firefighters, residents, communities, businesses, educational institutions and others in different regions and countries.

Over 500 participants in Portland and over 300 in Melbourne from emergency services, state, federal and local government, industry, NGOs, research and education are expected to attend.

We are seeking Oral presentations, Poster Presentations and Special Sessions on topics including but not limited to:

  • Fuels and Fuels Treatments
  • Fire Behavior
  • Prescribed Burning
  • Fire and Smoke Modeling
  • Smoke Management
  • Shared Responsibility, Community Partnerships and Engagement
  • Community Protection and Adaptation
  • Wildland Fire Policy
  • Risk assessment, management and decision support systems
  • Fire Danger and Fire Weather
  • Fire and Climate Change
  • Fire and Carbon Dynamics
  • Fire impacts (communities, infrastructure, biodiversity, water, carbon, etc.)
  • Fire effects (vegetation, fuels. soils, benefit and effects analysis)
  • Fire Suppression
  • Incident Management
  • Economics of Wildland Land fire management
  • Fire management planning
  • Firefighter and Public Safety
  • Case Studies & Lessons Learned
  • Other

Oral Presentations are 20 minutes in length (including time for Q&A) and will be grouped with presentations of similar topic by the program committee.

Poster Presentations will be presented during a designated session (TBD), presenters are required to be present during the session.

Special Sessions are 2 hours each (Six 20 minute presentations or the equivalent). If a Special Session is not accepted, individual abstracts will be considered for Oral Presentations.


  • All abstracts should be submitted via the online system provided.
  • Abstract title is limited to 10-12 words and should be title cap (Capitalize the First Letter of each Major Word.)
  • Abstracts have a 350 word limit and should be written with as much non-technical language as possible, and that it describes the areas that will be specifically addressed in the presentation.
  • Presenter should be listed, this is the person who will be registering and attending the conference to present. Include 100 word bio for the presenter.
  • For Additional Authors include Full Name, Professional Title, Affiliation


All attending authors and presenters must register and pay for this conference when their abstracts have been accepted. The Conference Committee, by accepting an abstract, is not responsible to pay any expenses (travel, lodging or per diem) associated with presenting an individual or joint authored presentation. Authors and presenters agree to present their submissions on the time and date identified by the organizing committee. These stipulations pertain to the 5th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference in Portland, Oregon, April 11-15, 2016.

If you have any questions contact Mikel Robinson at +01-406-531-8264 or complete the form below: